Our first view out of the window this morning was of a tree lined shore just a few hundred metres away as we sailed towards Oslo. The wind was light and the sky was blue. We had breakfast in the buffet. Then after docking at 10am, we were on one of the first shore excursions.
The bus took us through the city and up into the surrounding hills, to the site of the ski jump once used for the winter Olympics. After a short stop there and some pics of Oslo, we went to Vigeland, a park dominated by hundreds of nude sculptures by the one local artist. Our last stop on the trip was at a Viking ship museum with intact boats and period artefacts. The bus dropped us in town outside the Town Hall. The huge murals inside the Town Hall were impressive. We then wandered the shops for a short while. We exited a shop we had been browsing and found it had been raining. We made it to the duty free shop to reclaim taxes on purchases when the skies opened again. After a short wait it eased up and we reboarded the ship.
After dinner we attended a TV style game show called Yes No where the contestant has to avoid saying Yes or No for 3 minutes. We both had a go, along with about another 10 brave souls. You have the full TV studio experience with the hot lights in your eyes and the set and the cameras. It is apparently broadcast through the ship. Darlene lasted about 1 min 20 secs. I lasted 2 minutes 58 seconds. Oh so close! The good news.is that was enough to win. I walked away with a bottle of French Champagne and a Princess cruises water bottle.